Welcome to Communicate-ed

About Us

Communicate-ed is a company specialising in the training of education professionals who work in the area of special needs.

We offer a range of special educational needs training courses, particularly those dealing with Examination Access Arrangements, all of which are available online.

Courses and Resources

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We offer a range of special educational needs training courses in venues around the country, as well as online. Our expert course tutors are available to run tailor-made courses for schools, colleges, local authorities or support services. We have two key aims:

  • To make available practical, value-for money, relevant training for education professionals involved in the area of Special Needs
  • To raise funds for charity projects which support educational opportunities, particularly for those caught in poverty in the UK and overseas. To date we have been able to donate over £450,000.

Our reputation has been built upon our courses dealing with Examination Access Arrangements. We have a range of courses which cover a variety of roles at Secondary School and Further Education level. These include a brief overview for general staff, training for Teaching Assistants acting as Readers and Scribes, Invigilators overseeing exams, SENCos and Examination Officers organising support during the exam period, as well as Specialist Teachers and Educational Psychologists assessing students. Our training for Oral Language Modifiers is run jointly with the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors and offers accreditation for successful delegates.

However, Communicate-ed also run courses on a wide variety of subjects related to the support of students with special educational needs including Dyslexia, Asperger Syndrome, AD(H)D, Dyscalculia and Behavioural Difficulties.

We offer training for Specialist Teachers working in the area of assessment including courses recognised by the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee for core CDP when updating SpLD Assessment Practising Certificates.

If you have any questions please contact us at admin@communicate-ed.org.uk or telephone Debbie Pollard on 0845 331 1492

Examination Access Arrangement Update/Refresher Course *Dates now available for 2014-2015*

We now have dates available for our venue-based Examination Access Arrangement Update/Refresher Course in the 2014-2015 Autumn Term:

London: Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th September 2014

Bristol: Friday 19th September 2014

York: Tuesday 23rd September 2014 *NEW COURSE VENUE*

Manchester: Wednesday 24th September 2014

Birmingham: 25th September 2014

Online: Available from 15th October 2014 (at the latest)

Please click here for further information.

NEW Training Course for Invigilators

The JCQ regulations state: ‘A training session should be held for new invigilators, with an update meeting each year for the existing invigilation team so that they are aware of any changes. Centres should make sure that invigilators know what is expected of them’.

Communicate-ed has developed an online training course for invigilators in exams.

  • £45 Early Bird Rate/ £55 Standard Rate (for an unlimited number of staff)

For further information click here.